Sunday, July 18, 2010

Swimming

Yes, you read that right. Swimming. In a pool. Noah. With a trach. Swimming.

Daddy-O and I talked about Noah swimming quite a bit and finally decided that it could be done safely. After all, the pool is little more than a big sink.

We put his portable suction machine and ambu bag right next to the side of the pool and made sure the phone was within reaching distance at ALL times.

Daddy-O got in the pool first and then I lowered Noah into a floating turtle. Noah enjoyed the cool water on his legs {it was 106 degrees that day} and thought it was fun to move around the pool with Daddy-O.Once he discovered that he could splash in the water, the real fun began.
It was so much fun to watch Noah experience the joys of the swimming pool. It was especially fun to experience them with good friends. The McIlhargeys came over for an afternoon of swimming and salmon tacos {YUMM-O} . It was fun to watch both Daddys swimming in the pool with their sons. Jack just LOVES the pool!
As the summer heat kicks into high gear, I know we'll be spending more time in the pool with Noah. What fun!

11 comments:

  1. Gooooo Noah! What a great happy smile!

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  2. I didn't even think about his trach when you sent that pic! Geez O! Now it's really impressive. I am so glad that his special circumstances are not keeping him from simple joys. Love the photos as always.

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  3. You two are just the best parents ever; Noah will prosper and thrive, thanks to your pioneering attitude and loving ways.
    Hurray for the Jacksons all!

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  4. Awesome! Here's to many more happy days in the pool. :)

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  5. I think Noah is so cute and its great that he got to splash around the pool, especially with Fresno being so hot lately

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  6. Awesome. So glad he enjoyed it!! I know it is against "the rules", but we've been taking Austin in the pool now for 2 summers. As long as everyone else is careful with splashing etc. it is a fun time.

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  7. Noah just looks like the happiest little kid in the water! I love it!!

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  8. What an awesome smile he has! there's another first to check off the list.
    Jennifer Miller

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  9. How exciting for you both and for Noah--It is so great you two are making memories with special happenings for and with Noah. God bless the 3 of you. Love you, Cuz Sue in AZ

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  10. Hi Noah! Grandpa and I are so happy that you, your mom & dad and friends are having so much fun in the swimming pool. Your dad use to be called the "fish" of the family because he loved swimming so much growing up. Looks like this is a great summer of swimming fun for you! We love you Noah!
    Love, Grandma and Grandpa Jackson

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  11. That was such a fun day! I am glad Noah was signing to get into the pool that day. Such a funny guy he knew exactly what he wanted! Awesome pics! Katy Mc

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